Sustainability Fair and Food Day!

Seeking an honors event?   Check out one of the many events during the Sustainability Fair (10/22) and Food Day (10/23).

For a full schedule of events, go to

Fr. Joe Mulligan: “Martyrdom of the Jesuits.” Wed, 10/22 at 12:30 p.m.

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Sub-Committee Meeting Today!

Looking for volunteer opportunities?

Want to get involved with the community?

Don’t miss the meeting for the sub-committee on civic engagement and community service today! The meeting will be held in the Honors Lounge (LRC 216). Light refreshments will be served.

Hope to see you there!

Honors President’s Dinner and Theatre Night: Nov. 14th!

Dear Honors students and Advisory Board members:

You are cordially invited to the Honors President’s Dinner and Theatre Night on Friday, November 14th, 2014.

6:30 p.m.:  Join President Maloney for a catered dinner in the Foster Room, Student Center.

8:00 p.m.:  Worcester State Theatre presents Our Town in the Sullivan Auditorium

Focusing on the everyday activities in a small New Hampshire town, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, evokes the grandeur of the human experience. A ground-breaking play when it was first produced, Worcester State’s production of Our Town reinvigorates this American classic, bringing the audience closer than ever to the citizens of Grove’s Corners: closer to their lives, closer to their loves, closer to their losses. 

Suggested dress: business casual or theatre chic

We are President Maloney’s guests for the evening and can accommodate the first 25 people from WSU who respond (we will also maintain an active waitlist).  This year we will also be welcoming prospective honors students from QCC and the Worcester Public Schools to this popular Honors tradition.

RSVP by 11/1 using the online RSVP form.   Please e-mail Mary Flibbert ( regarding any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

We hope you will join us!

Activist Dolores Huerta at WSU tomorrow!

Join us Thursday, October 16th at 1pm : May Street Building

6276_doloresphoto_displayDolores Huerta is the President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Her lifelong journey has been working as a community organizer and social justice activist for over 50 years. She is a two time United States Presidential Award Recipient and has received the Medal of Freedom Award from President Obama in 2012 and the Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998.

Huerta has played a major role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Most notably, she co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez advocating for farm workers in this country. She is a founding board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Huerta is the first Latina inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Co-sponsored by Third World Alliance, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Amnesty International, The Dennis Brutus/Merrill Goldwyn Center for the Study of Human Rights, History Department, Philosophy Department, World Languages, Office of Diversity/Affirmative Action & Compliance, Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development, Communications Department, Theme Semester, Honors Program, Women Studies, Residence Life, School of Education, Health & Natural Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Conference & Event Services.

Student Representative Election

We are happy to announce that Emily Doucette and Jaclyn Becote have been elected as student representatives to the Honors Advisory Board. Congratulations!

Proposal workshop with the Honors Directors, Thursday, October 9th

Interested in proposing a Commonwealth Honors Project ?

Planning to present your work at the Undergraduate Research Conference at UMass-Amherst or the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity on campus?

Seeking funding for your research or travels?

Please join Dr. Weierman (English) and Dr. Hood-DeGrenier (Biology) for a workshop about the application process.   Learn how to write a proposal that demonstrates the competence and significance of your work.   Honors students from all years are welcome.

Thursday, October 9th 

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Honors Lounge, L216

Refreshments will be served.

Be sure to use the online RSVP form in order to earn honors event credit.

A glorious day for apple picking!


Thanks to the 32 Honors students who joined Dr. Haller, Dr. Weierman, and Honors Assistant Mary Flibbert at Tougas Farm today.   We were especially glad to welcome the students from the “Food Fight” Learning Community and the Honors House residents from Wasylean Hall.   This trip will be back next fall by popular demand!

Committee Meeting TODAY!

Setting up for our first Committee Meeting! Happening today at 2:30pm in the Honors Lounge (LRC 216)! Followed by the first meeting of the Sub-Committee on Civic Engagement and Community Service at 3:15pm! Come down and get some warm, jumbo pretzels and apple cider!! Hope to see you soon!! pretzels

Honors Student publishes book review.

Congratulations to Sarah Leidhold (Honors; English & Education).  The Worcester Journal has published Sarah’s book review of poet Andrea Gibson’s collection Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns. Sarah wrote the review as one of her assignments in EN 262 (“Creative Writing: Poetry II”) last spring and, on the encouragement of her instructor,  submitted the review for publication.
Sarah also won third place in the Commonwealth Honors Project Awards at the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity last spring for a chapbook of original poems.

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